Strickland Talks Official Visits

OCT. 24 -- The four-star Texas receiver Carlos Strickland provided some answers about his visit process...

Dallas Skyline 2015 four-star receiver Carlos Strickland caught seven passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday night's 49-26 win against Irving MacArthur at Irving Schools Stadium.

After his big performance, the 6-foot-4, 195-pound playmaker talked to Scout.com about his official visit process. Strickland took visits to Texas Tech and California during the past two weeks and has plans for TCU (this weekend) and UCLA (Nov. 1) visits the next two weekends.

Here's a quick Q&A with Strickland:


Scout: How did the Texas Tech and Cal visits go?

Strickland: It was pretty fun. I got to see the offense and see how I would fit in, really. The program as a whole. (Both visits) were good overall.


Scout: Did anything stand out about either visit?

Strickland: They throw the ball a lot. Both programs. That's what I like. That's a receiver's dream, to be in a system that throws a lot. That's perfect for me. That puts me in the best situation.


Scout: You're going to TCU this weekend. What are hoping to get out of that visit?

Strickland: Just get a good feel for the school, see what the coaches are telling me, and what position I'm gonna play. Outside, inside, or both. Really just look into that and see what they're talking about.


Scout: Which coaches are recruiting you for TCU?

Strickland: (Running backs) coach (Curtis) Luper and (co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks) coach (Sonny) Cumbie, and the (outside) receivers coach, coach (Rusty) Burns.


Scout: What about UCLA? Which coaches are you hearing from there?

Strickland: (Receivers) coach (Eric) Yarber and (offensive line) coach Klemm, Adrian Klemm.


Scout: And the same thing with your trip there Nov. 1, just wanting to see what it's like?

Strickland: Yeah, just kinda get a feel for the program. See if I feel comfortable there, and if it's a good fit.


Scout: Are you still planning to announce the week of Nov. 3-8?

Strickland: Yeah, early November. Sometime through there. I'm just gonna make an announcement (and not hold a ceremony). I don't wanna put too much attention off the team.


Scout ranks Strickland as the No. 2 receiver in the Lone Star State and No. 19 overall recruit. From a national standpoint, Strickland ranks No. 12 at his position and No. 98 overall.

Through eight games this season, Strickland has 23 catches for 494 yards and eight touchdowns. As a junior in 2013, Strickland caught 33 passes for more than 700 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Strickland's Skyline team was ranked No. 6 in the Texas Associated Press Class 6A Top 10 entering Thursday night's win at Irving MacArthur.




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